Do read this whole piece. “Mind-blowing,” as we old hippies used to say. (Hey, still do!) Rips off those tight little conceptual helmets that we clamp on as if our lives depend on them. HA! Our identities maybe, but not our lives. And those identities? Just constructs; silly, really. Once built, we have to restore, maintain and update those “resumes,” over and over again, in a sisyphean effort to stay “special” and wall out the vastness.
And see this.
March 30, 2014
by Gary Z McGee
“Why is geometry described as ‘cold’ and ‘dry?’ One reason lies in its inability to describe the shape of a cloud, a mountain, a coastline, or a tree. Clouds are not spheres, mountains are not cones, coastlines are not circles, and bark is not smooth, nor does lightning travel in a straight line… Nature exhibits not simply a higher degree but an altogether different level of complexity.”
– Benoit Mandelbrot
The vacuum of space connects us all. Atoms consist of 99.9999999% empty space. That means everything from the chair you’re sitting on, the computer you’re staring at, even you, are only 000000001% there. Even the Planck Length is simply a renormalization of the infinitely dense vacuum of space. As such, matter does not define space, space defines matter.
Matter is just a perceptual division of the vacuum itself. However, matter does inform space. Reality creates us. The vacuum creates us, but we inform the vacuum. We are interacting with the structure of the vacuum over and over again in a fundamental way. All the electrons and positrons in the atoms that make up our bodies are constantly interacting with the vacuum like a game of hide-and-seek: appearing and disappearing, over and over again.
We are informing the universe about our unique point of view of the structure of reality. We are recursive, self-similar structures of consciousness at arbitrarily small scales that represent the universe as a whole; like a wave represents the ocean, or a water-drop represents the wave.
Fractal feedback loops are a prime example of this. The functioning architecture of the human brain is a fractal feedback loop in itself. Brains are water-drops representing a cosmic wave that represents a cosmic ocean. As the research of Wai Tsang proposes the organization of the brain is fractal not just in structure but in process, similar to the way a tree is fractal in structure and process. It is through this feedback loop that we inform the universe that created us.